November 18, 2005
Dear CNET members,
Happy Friday! Less than a couple of weeks from now, many of you will be facing a holiday shopping frenzy. But for me, I'm jumping aboard Melanie's idea of creating photo calendars as gifts for family members this holiday season. Thank you for sparking the great idea, Melanie! While I'm not all that crafty, if it's on the computer, I'm all for giving it a try. Besides I think it will be fun planning and creating these calendars together with my family. So for all of you who are going to join me in this calendar adventure, here's this week's winning answer by Paul to get you started on this project. There are a whole lot of great tips and recommendations from our members this week, so pick and pull the information you need from our honorable mentions and the other recommendations and get cranking. If any of you are seasoned veterans at creating photo calendars and would like to share your ideas and tips with the community, please come and join us in this week's discussion and share the wealth of knowledge this holiday season. Thanks, everyone!
Note: I will be taking next Friday off for the Thanksgiving holiday festivities, so there will be no Member Q&A next week. However, I will have some top newsletter polls for you to nibble on and discuss through the holiday. So stay tuned.
Member Question of the Week
For the holidays, I plan to give family photo calendars to
relatives. I'd like to be able to do it myself rather than
use one of those photo sites so that I can save money, add
my own personal touch, and just be more in control of the
project. Any suggestions for utilities and software, as well
as tips, shortcuts, warnings, etc. on how to make this
project simple and fun?
Melanie J. of Cincinnati, Ohio
Let me start by saying that there are many options for you to try.
First of all, you may want to look at pricing. Here are some of the ins and outs of making your own, buying software, or using it temporarily.
1. The cost of paper, depending on what type of paper you want to use and how many calendars you want to print, can become pricey. Glossy paper makes better photos but costs more than regular paper.
There are many other paper types to choose from, but you should plan ahead to see what kind of paper you'd like the most.
Paul K. of Gladstone, Michigan
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Please, I really, really need help. My mom passed away, and I inherited the family photos. I'm thrilled to say the least--I love them--but I need to create copies for the family. I figured, hey, scan them in and print 'em, not a problem. Wronggggggg! I am a total novice and haven't a clue about what is best or where to start. What size should I scan at, what file type should I use, is there a program that lets me print pages that look like a photo album page (or collage look), or do I have to print everything lined up like little soldiers? The questions go on and on and on and I have 90, yep 90, years of photos. Thank you!
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